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Aug 26, 2010 4:30am EDT
could take ad least another week. >>> more fuel for an already tense muslim community in new york city after a college student was taken into custody for allegedly attacking a muslim taxicab driver. police say the 21-year-old student was charged with a hate crime and attempted murder after slashing the 43-year-old driver on his face and neck. john noelle from nbc station wnbc 4 new york has more. >> reporter: these are pictures of new york city taxicab driver ahmed sharif after police say a passenger he picked up slashed his face, throat, both arms and hands, attacking him because he's muslim it was his first fare of the evening. the man got in at east 24th in manhattan and asked sharee where he was from and how long he was here, paused and then asked if he was muslim. when he answered yes, the passenger started screaming, pulled out a knife and started slashing. >> he asked the driver if he was muslim. the driver said he was. he said asam lakum and then began to stab the driver sort of through the partition. he said "this is a checkpoint." >> reporter: the manhattan district attorney
Aug 12, 2010 4:00am PDT
street. >> mark mariusz is here in new york and joins us for new reasons for possible economic good morning, mike. >> good morning, vinita and rob. well, if the stock market totals weren't bad enough, the new foreclosure numbers just came out and they're not good. from wall street to main street, new evidence the economy's still sick. in atlanta, a near riot, as thousands fought to apply for limited housing, many here affected by foreclosures, just a shot of the assistance that they need. >> it's a lot. >> reporter: new numbers released overnight reveal foreclosures rose 4% in july from the month before. the states hardest hit, nevada, arizona and florida. nowing 1 in every 397 homes in the country has received a foreclosure notice. the report follows a down day o. yesterday, the dow dropped 265 points. >> we saw a broad stock market sellout in part because of what the feds told us on tuesday. >> reporter: the fed's message, the recovery is likely to be more modest than anticipated. >> i think people are worried there's not much they can do and it's really up to the private sector.
Aug 18, 2010 6:00am PDT
emily loyd and the head of department of environmental protection of new york city and appointed by mayor bloomberg to head this agency in 05. the department is responsible for imagining new york cities waist water and treatment, drinking supply, handling hazard materials and emergency x toxicities and removal of those and enforcing cities air and noise codes. they also have substantial responsibility outside of new york city managering 2 thousand square miles of the hudson valley. prior to heading up this agency commissioner loyd served as executive vice president for public affairs at colombia university and was in the administration for ten years and commissioner for sanitation under mayor, jenkins and was ma developer at port an authority and commissioner for traffic and parking for the city of boston. emily, thank you so much. we are so glad to have your energy, your smarts to lead us to this tough topic this morning. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, susan. well, as the only - at least self identifying water system manager from the east coast, i had originally planned br
Aug 26, 2010 4:30am EDT
attack on a new york city cab driver. and results in hate crime charges. >>> the long count in alaska. it could be weeks before we know who won the republican senate primary there. >>> and a major mistake. it's costing new jersey hundreds of millions of dollars for schools. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. a college student who once promoted interfaith dialogue is under arrest this morning for a brutal attack here in new york city. the incident took place during a cab ride on manhattan's east side. >> police say the cab driver was stabbed repeatedly, after confirming that he's a muslim. aaron katersky has more on the attack and the young suspect. >> reporter: new york cabby ahmad sharif described house he was attacked. >> he had a knife. when i see the knife, it came right here. >> reporter: the father of four picked up a fare on tuesday evening. on the drive, michael enright asked, are you muslim? when sharif answered yes, enright pulled out a leatherman life and slashed him on the face, neck and arm. >> he began to stab the driver, sort of through the partition. >> he
Aug 26, 2010 10:00am EDT
msnbc world headquarters in new york. first, an alleged hate crime in new york city. did the simmering debate over proposed mosque prompt the attempted murder of a muslim cab driver. he volunteer would a group promoting religious freedom. today he's being held without bail. the driver spoke to him in arabic before the vicious attack. >> i saw the knife come into my neck right here and it is very deep and it almost got my bone in there. >> let's bring in nbc's ron allen who is following this for us. there is a standard of proof they'll have to meet to call this a hate crime and who is this kid? >> he's 21 and he lives in the suburbs of new york and his name is michael enwright. he was also a student filmmaker, that's why he was in afghanistan doing a film about a buddy of his who is based there. so, a lot of contradictions about who this person is. it appears it be a hate crime because he allegedly said other things in arabic to the cab driver and apparently targeted him and asked him if he was a muslim and celebrating ramadan, the holy month going on now. those are the indications that
Aug 14, 2010 6:00pm PDT
mosque near ground zero in new york. but today, after a heated reaction, the white house felt it was necessary to issue a clarification of those remarks, saying the president is not endorsing the mosque itself or any other local project, just the issue of religious freedom. tonight, elaine quijano has more on mr. obama's speech and the reaction. >> pleads, have a seat. >> reporter: president obama weighed in last night at a dinner marking the muslim holiday of ramdam on controversial plans to build a muzz lum community center, including a mosque, near frownd zero. >> the muslims have the right to practice their religion as everyone else, and that includes... ( applause ) ...that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower manhattan. >> reporter: a day later, the president said this... >> i will not comment on the wisdom of making a decision to put a mosque there. i was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates back to our founding. >> reporter: in a written statement that followed, the white house sa
Aug 13, 2010 11:35pm EDT
, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," august 13th, 2010. >> thanks for joining us, everyone. well, it seemed like a throw back to the roaring '90s when the clintons spent more money on their daughter's wedding than most people do on their first house. but it turns out their impulse to blow out the budget on the big day is not the exception, it is the american rule. the numbers show that even as families forego cars, appliances and vacations, they continue to spend billions a year on big, fat beautiful weddings. and tonight, andrea canning takes us inside the i do industrial complex. >> reporter: everyone loves a wedding. the emotion. >> promise to always love you. >> reporter: the party. the dress. >> the train is what makes you a bride. the train and the veil. otherwise, you're just a girl in a white pretty dress. >> how do you like this one? >> love it. >> reporter: and even in tough financial times, the big wedding hasn't gone away. >> had this whole vision of my wedding day in my head since i was a little girl, so -- >> just needed to
Aug 30, 2010 11:35pm EDT
the eastern seaboard, new details on the latest track from the storm front. could new york or baltimore or boston be in line for a direct hit? >>> man on fire -- rafael nadal, the world's top tennis player, is about as hot as it gets on and off the court. we go head to head with rafah on the eve of the biggest tournament of his life. >>> and trimming the fat -- we live in an era of celebrity chefs. not surprisingly, many of them enjoy eating as much as they do cooking. now, calling for a side thickness with every meal. we have their recipe for health. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. and we're going to begin tonight with the major storm gathering for a coastal strike. hurricane earl now a massive category 4 hurricane is pushing a wall of wind and water across puerto rico and towards the mainland with sustained winds of 135 miles per hour. major east coast cities including new york and boston fall squarely within the storm's so-called cone of uncertainty. well, how bad could damage from this hurricane be? sam champion has our report. >> hurricane earl jumped two categories today. a cat
Aug 18, 2010 12:00am PDT
studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. th of the pragmatic approach google is adapting looks for new parters in and avenues of growth. now from san francisco, michael copeland from fortune magazine. his article appeared in the july 29th issue and chris anderson from wired and his piece, the web is dead in the upcoming issue and jessica vascellaro writes about google for the wall street journal and pleased to have you as well. michael, since you wrote this thing, google is over. saying it's a juggernaut with new competition looming google's best days may be behind it. how so? >> it's a changing nature of how we use the web and the internet and with the rise of things like facebook and twitter and yelp, we're not so much going to the google search box as we are reaching out to our network and looking for answers and increasingly those answers are coming from places like facebook, for example, that google doesn't have access to. so if the last ten years of the web were all about the google search box, the question becomes, is the future of the web and in some ways the future of
Aug 2, 2010 10:30pm PDT
. >> you have lived internationally, you have lived in cities like new york and beijing, now shanghai. you made a very conscious decision to lend this culture to san francisco as opposed to having it premier as an exhibition at another museum. >> i am very satisfied with the turnout and i lived in new york for 8 years and all of my children were born in new york. i already have the american spirit. i am proud to be here and i really appreciate the spirit of committing to things and being honored and being collaborative. when i flashed back to my career, i think about what an artist can do is a teeny tiny thing. i want to contribute to the hall human society. what art can do is just this tiny bit. >> your invitation has already proven to be a great success and we really look forward to spending time with your sculpture. thank you for being part of "culture wire." >> thank you for being part of this project. >> thank you for watching. join us for future episodes. you can >> welcome to culturewater. in 2001, the san francisco arts commission and tampa does go public library established an art
Aug 3, 2010 4:30am PDT
of ground zero here in new york city is expected to clear another hurdle this morning. the proposed islamic center would be located just two blocks from where the world trade center stood. plans for the mosque have sparked an emotional debate. critics contend its location would be unnecessary and insensitive. >> it's not about religious freedom, it's not about anything else. it's all about location. be sensitive to the families. >> we're becoming religiously intolerant. it's hypocritical of me to tell someone else they can't practice their religion. >> this morning a new york city and buildings commission will decide whether an existing building can be knocked down to make room for the mosque. >>> two men convicted in a plot to blow up fuel tanks at new york's kennedy airport will be sentenced december 15th. one man is a former cargo handler. the other is former member of guyana's parliament. they face life in prison and plan to appeal. prosecutors say the pair wanted to kill thousands of people outdoing the 9/11 attacks to avenge what they perceive as the u.s. oppression of muslims. >>> vi
Aug 2, 2010 5:30pm PDT
york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. people on the gulf coast and all over the country have their fingers crossed after 105 days, believe it or not, the crisis may be coming to an end. tomorrow b.p. plans to start killing off the ruptured well by pumping mud into it first through the cap, a so-called static kill, and later through a relief well. meantime the s.e.c. is reportedly investigating possible insider trading in b.p. stock in the weeks following the spill. as for the oil, the latest map shows it's rapidly breaking up in the gulf. don teague is in grand isle louisiana tonight. don, they've tried to kill the well before. what is different this time. >> good evening, katie. the static kill is similar to the failed earlier attempt at a top kill but engineers have a better chance of success this time because the well is capped and they don't have to try to overcome the force of gushing oil. three-and-a-half months after b.p.'s well blew out and began spewing oil into the gulf of mexico, engineers are on the verge of sealing
Aug 23, 2010 4:30am EDT
. >>> well, here in new york, the argument over building an islamic community center and mosque near the spot of the 9/11 attacks got a little hotter on sunday. as michelle miller reports, supporters and opponents faced off in dualing protests at the site. >> no mosque, not here, not now, not ever. >> reporter: in lower manhattan, protesters bound to stop the islamic cultural center planned just two blocks north of ground zero. >> if they put a mosque up right here in the shadow of the world trade center before we finish building it back up, what's next? >> reporter: a block away a smaller crowd of supporters. >> how far away is okay? a mile away? two miles? >> reporter: caught in the middle are muslim-americans, including some who were 9/11 families. >> don't they realize this is bigotry? >> reporter: her son, mohammed, died that day, rescuing others. >> to scapegoat on muslim-americans for the acts of foreign terrorists is equivalent to scapegoating on all christians for the acts of timothy mcveigh. >> reporter: ironically, the location has been used as a mosque for months. while the new bu
Aug 15, 2010 6:00pm PDT
president obama's controversial comments on the planned mosque near new york's ground zero. and 3-d backlash, why hollywood's hottest trend is leaving some top directors cold. >> i don't need 3-d. i'm a great storyteller. i don't need this so-called gimmick. > captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. we begin tonight with an accident at a california racetrack that killed eight people and injured a dozen more. the tragedy unfolded last night when an off-road truck plowed into spectators at track in the mojave deserts. bill whitaker is in los angeles tonight with the latest. bill, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, russ. off-road races like the california 200 are growing in popularity. tonight investigators are questioning witnesses, trying to figure out how things at such a popular spectator sport could go so terribly wrong. fans who flock to this off-road race say getting in close to watch trucks careen through punishing twists and jumps is thrilling. last night was deadly. a driver spun out of control and plowed into
Aug 31, 2010 4:30am EDT
, probably not the best move. >> i'd say so. okay. terrell brown joining us live here in new york. thanks. >>> tonight president obama officially declares an end to u.s. combat operations in iraq. it's mr. obama's second address from the oval office and fulfills a campaign promise made in 2008. tara mergener has more on all of that. >> reporter: good morning. the white house calls today a milestone in the mission, but says it is not abandoning iraq. the end of america's combat operations in iraq marks the beginning of a new mission. >> what you'll see is the changing of a mission from one of combat to one of support. >> reporter: roughly 50,000 american forces will take part in operation new dawn, down from the nearly 170,000 that once patrolled the streets. they'll focus on stabilizing the country, training and advising security forces. vice president joe biden flew to iraq monday to reassure the nation of america's commitment. he'll preside over today's ceremonies and push leaders to end a six month old stalemate that's prevented them from forming a new government. president obama heads
Aug 26, 2010 4:00am PDT
. >>> more fuel for an already tense muslim community in new york city after a college student was taken into custody for allegedly attacking a muslim cab driver. police say the 21-year-old student was charged with a hate crime and attempted murder after slashing the 43-year-old driver on his face and neck. katy tur from nbc station wnbc 4 new york has more. >> don't know what i did. >> reporter: ahmed sharif didn't even have time to stop the cab before he says his fare, 21-year-old mike enright, who police describe as extremely intoxicated, tried to slit his throat. >> in this time, i saw the knife coming to my neck right here. then i move a little bit, then the skin here is very deep, but it almost got my bone in there. >> reporter: his throat partially slashed, a cut on his lip and a gash on his arm. his alleged attacker, who just returned from afghanistan, is now charged with not only a hate crime, but attempted murder. >> i have to put it on. >> reporter: enright pictured here with an afghan child recently spent six weeks embedded with the marine corps in helmand province, afghanist
Jul 31, 2010 6:00pm PDT
-studded ceremony in upstate new york. i'm jeff glor. also tonight, where's the oil? skimming crews in the gulf say they're having trouble finding surface oil to clean. is it really gone? shark warnings-- sightings of great white sharks off the coast of cape cod force the closing of miles of beaches. and ring master-- meet the greatest athlete you've never heard of. the horseshoe pitcher who lands a ringer every time. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening. it's been called the wedding of the century. with 90 years left, that might be slightly ambitious but the union of chelsea clinton and marc mezvinsky has clearly captured the nation's attention. the daughter of bill and hillary clinton is tying the knot this evening in rhinebeck, new york, with a very select gathering invited. elaine quijano has been watching the events all week long from rhinebeck's beakman arms. elaine. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. just a short time ago, in fact, we saw some of the guests staying at the historic beakma
Aug 14, 2010 7:00am PDT
. he moved to new york city in 1948, where benny goodman hire him and he became very famous in new york at the time and he died in new york in 2001. one of the pieces of my ticket to ride is how many cubans of irish ancestry are there. because this connected to my family, that's why i wanted to read it to you. in the 40's, my father moved to new york in search of his destiny. he learned to make brillantine in red, blue and golden colors to give a beautiful sheen to the hair. in his spare time, when he could break free from his alchemist's captive vit, he would go listen to cuban music at the park plaza hotel in manhattan. those were happy times and years later became a happy tomic with me, convinced early on that my father inhabited a magic world. a few years ago, while listening to a recording of cuban blues by chico, i remembered in new york in those stories of the 40's that chico and my father met at club cuba in manhattan and again in havana in the mid-50's. the sessions of chico's house in our neighborhood became so famous that even my father, not particularly fond of cuban jazz, c
Aug 16, 2010 3:05am PDT
supervision where they can get to their children in a matter of seconds. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> i think the real reality this summer, a story that's presented itself, especially on the heels of that shreveport really sad situation, african-american kids, none of them could swim, none of the parents could swim. the reality is especially in that community, kids have to learn to swim. but in all communities, i think in that particular community we've seen a lot of news pertaining to that. >> the younger you learn the better. that's also important. >>> coming up next, i am learning firsthand the challenges of getting around new york city. >> we're excited to see this >>> rob has been part of our world news family for about a month. viewers want to know, what is harder, the overnights or living in new york city? >> tough question. coming here from new orleans has been a great ride. but learning this city ain't easy. here's a behind the scenes look now at my transition from the big easy to the big apple. >> reporter: in my new home of new york city they say that everything is here
Aug 18, 2010 6:44pm PDT
raised: eugene robinson of the "washington post" and ross douthat of the "new york times." ross, you wrote the other day that this whole thing revealed yet again a tension between what you call two americas , one constitutional, one cultural. explain. >> well, i think what you see happening in this debate is much like what you mentioned in the opening just now. there are people who frame it exclusively through the lens of constitutional rights, where what we have here is the free exercise of religion . muslims have as much a right to exercise their religion as anyone else and that's the only debate that matters, the constitutional debate. and then i think on the other side you have people who instinctively or, you know, intuitively or intellectually conceive of america in cultural as well as constitutional terms. and so, in a sense, in that america , it isn't clear that islam has completely arrived yet. there's a sense of suspicion, uncertainty that you have seen in the past where wreligious grouped like my own church, the catholic church in the 19th century, even with home-grown fai
Aug 2, 2010 7:00pm EDT
the charges. charges against charles rangel of new york including failing to report rental incomes from his villa in the dominican republic. now to bell california where city officials gave themselves huge salaries and pensions to match. tonight john blackstone tells us the anger is spreading because it's not just the tax payers of bell who will be picking up the pension tab. >> thank you for coming. >> reporter: when the angry citizens of bell, california, forced their city manager and police chief to resign it may be the best thing that ever happened to the two. consider the pensions now due city manager robert rizzo.... >> lifetime pension will be roughly $30 million. >> reporter: and police chief randy adams. >> his lifetime pension will be more like $15-$17 million. >> reporter: it's actually tax payers in other cities who will have to shell out. in california every city an employee works for has to pay a share of the pension which is based on the final salary. so police chief randy adams, who worked just one year in bell at a salary of $457,000, now qualifies for an annual pension of
Aug 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
there. all of the precipitation is up to our north in new york state and back into new england. this will change. we will increase the chance for rain for maybe 30%. this front will pull back down towards us. energy from the south will mix them. it will stay with us for the next couple of days. we could see rain tuesday or wednesday. this will stick around for awhile before we wind up with some nice weather by the end of the week. a brief trip to the tropics. we have our fourth tropical storm of the season. it is danielle, thousands of miles away. sustained winds of 60 miles per hour. it probably will become a hurricane later today or tomorrow and it will continue to attract to the west. some models ticket to the east coast of the united states by this weekend or early next week. you should pay attention to what happens with danielle. we will keep you updated. mostly cloudy skies here home with a chance for some rain showers. take an umbrella. high temperature, low 80's in most spots. mostly cloudy tonight. temperatures will drop back into the upper 60's. chance for showers aga
Aug 21, 2010 5:30pm PDT
bugs bite. easier said than done this summer as the infestation that began here in new york city invades more and more places. there may be a reason why it's happening now. >>> later, champions making a difference and making a lot of other people feel like winners. >>> the view from our roof here at 30 rock, a hazy summer evening in new york city, as there are new reports one of the most popular tourist attractions, the world famous empire state building, is the latest target of bed bugs. a local newspaper reports they attacked the furniture in an employee changing room in the basement. the city is reportedly considering hiring its own pack of bed bug-sniffing dogs. with more on what is quickly becoming a national bed bug invasion, here is nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: that old adage about not letting the bed bugs bite is taking on a whole new meaning this summer. >> that one's crawling. it's alive. >> reporter: from movie theaters in new york to a fire station in connecticut, business high-rises and college students. >> it looks likes i have hives. >> reporter: a population e
Aug 13, 2010 3:00am PDT
that there is this narrow situation. and in new york, which as the most experience, the research is not very good, and probably the thing that makes new york most different from us is that in new york, they do not have the cumbersome hearings. so it is simply easier in new york to require medication period. so they do not have all of the steps in hearings that the california law requires, whether or not the lago sport or not, so they are just able to get more people on medication independent of the law, so in that sense, it may be a better marriage, while in our case, -- they are really doing kendra's law with medication, whereas the our case, we have refusing treatment. our people will still be, if we were to go forward with this, -- in new york, they can get them in kendra's law. president chiu: with what supervisor mar mentioned, being able to get funds from prop 63, being able to get funding beyond what we can currently get? >> no, but what we can do is you can use prop 63 funds to support the voluntary part of any bit of the laura's law hearings up until the court mandate. as you know, part
Aug 2, 2010 4:30am PDT
funds for a troubled bank tied to her husband. waters denies any wrongdoing. she would join new york congressman charles rangel in fighting charges of misconduct in office. both could face ethics trials this fall, right in the thick of congress's midterm elections. at least 65 house seats, most held by democrats, are at risk of changing hands. top democrats insist they remain confident but high-profile corruption trials would hand the gop huge issues on a silver plat per. what had been the democrats' ace in the hole isn't what it used to to be. today the republicans are using the president's face and policies to attack. president obama and his staff are said to be well aware that his presence might actually hurt more than it helps. "the new york times" quotes mr. obama as telling vulnerable democrats, you may not even want me to come to your district. one of the president's biggest problems is dissatisfaction with the economy, which he admitted in an interview with cbs's harry smith isn't where he would like it to be. >> but i also knew this was going to be a bumpy road ahead. and i
Aug 12, 2010 4:30am EDT
the major indexes are in the red for the year, so let's get more from ashley morrison here in new york. good morning. >> good morning to you. the bad news continues to pile up this morning, fueling fears the global economic recovery is in serious trouble. asian markets picked up where wall street left off with investors rushing to cut their losses. major markets were down across the board. japan's nikkei dropped 0.9%, rebounding a bit after hitting its lowest point in more than a year. wall street worries we may be headed into deflation when wages and prices drop, cutting business profits leading to more job losses and reinforcing the downward spiral. >> i think they're looking at it as possibly a 50/50 shot. >> reporter: today's round of economic news will not help the latest report on home foreclosures shows another surge with nearly 93,000 homes repossessed in july. that's a 9% jump over june and the eighth month in a row the pace of foreclosures has increased. and tough times are turning more spenders into savers. the latest retail figures show shoppers kept a tight grip on their wallets
Aug 19, 2010 4:30am EDT
of shelter, and outbreaks of disease. the u.n. general assembly opens a special session in new york today to deal with the growing crisis. >>> parts of tennessee remain under water this morning after a day of torrential downpours. up to 8 inches of rain fell in some areas, triggering widespread flooding. residents at an apartment complex and nursing home had to be evacuated. a train washed off its tracks and many roads were quickly inundated. >> when i took him to school we went this way. i mean, it was about 7:30 when we left. and then i got back about 8:15. and it was covered. >> the rain swamped some of the same areas affected by severe floods back in may. and they won't be drying out any time soon. more rain is in today's forecast. >>> and now for this morning's weather from around the country as that soaker continues in the south. louisiana, mississippi, and alabama will see the worst of it. lighter rain though from florida to virginia. scattered showers for upstate new york and new england. severe storms from the dakotas to wisconsin. thunderstorms and isolated flooding in the south
Aug 30, 2010 5:30pm PDT
, beginning with that controversy in new york. since you waded into the islamic center near ground zero controversy, it's gotten larger. it's been nationalized, the debate. will you revisit that topic? >> well, look, i think my statement at the iftar dinner in the white house was very clear. and that is if you can build a church on that site, if you can build a synagogue on that site or a hindu temple on that site, then we can't treat people of the islamic faith differently who are americans, who are american citizens. that is central to who we are. that is a core value of our constitution. and my job as president is to make sure, in part, that we are upholding our constitution. >> respectfully, the next day in florida you seemed to walk that back. >> no, i -- actually -- let me be clear, brian. i didn't walk it back at all. what i said was i was not endorsing any particular project. i was endorsing our constitution and what is right. now, the media, i think, anticipating that this was going to be a firestorm politically seemed to think that somehow there was inconsistency and there was
Aug 19, 2010 2:05am PDT
, battlegrounds near new york's ground zero. why the debate over a planned islamic center is now intensifying. >>> and, pet project. >> maybe she could get a mouse. >> the lessons from dogs. it's thursday, august 19th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and good morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> thousands of u.s. soldiers have crossed the border from iraq to kuwait this morning. it is the last american combat brigade to leave iraq. >> the war is winding down ahead of president obama's deadline. t.j. winick has the latest now. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. to be clear, the u.s. combat operation is not over until the end of this month, when brigades that are left will be remissioned to advise and assist brigades. it's the last combat brigade to leave iraq. the 4,000 men and women of the 4th stryker brigade 2nd infantry division. after almost seven and a half years of war, these are pictures america has desperately been waiting for. troops rolling across the barbed wire border crossing wednesday out of iraq and into kuwait. there is much
Aug 20, 2010 4:30am PDT
and the palestinians into talking to each other. "the new york times" reports that secretary of state hillary clinton will make the announcement today. the israeli and palestinian leaders are expected to reopen peace negotiations in washington next month. >>> in pakistan today, poern three weeks after monsoon rains set off devastating floods, the situation remains desperate for millions. farmlands are submerged and villagers are migrants. the u.s., germany, saudi arabia and japan all boosted their aid pledges thursday but one u.s. official says pakistan will need many billions of dollars to recover. >>> it's reported this morning the u.s. has convinced israel not to attack iran's nuclear sites at least for now. the iranians are widely believed to be developing nuclear weapons but today's "new york times" reports the u.s. has persuaded israel that iran remain well short of success. >>> the locker bee bomber said to be suffering from cancer and only said to have three months to live. he was allowed to return to his native libya. he's still alive and families of the 270 people killed in the bombing of p
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